MIDDLETOWN, NY – Following the Memorial Holiday Weekend, Orange County Fair Speedway returns to action on Saturday, June 5 with the Sportsman Triple Crown. The evening of racing action culminates with three 20-lap features races for the Arkel Motors Sportsman division. Also on the program will be the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Rookie Sportsman and the NAPA Northeast Parts Group Street Stocks. Wolfe Country 97.7, 97.3, 105.5 FM as well as Arkel Motors are the evening’s sponsors.
Currently, the top Sportsman drivers are Jeff Hulseapple (718 points and a win), Joe Bonetti (667), Bobby Flood (650), Jake Bedell (645), and Jared LaBagh (637). They, along with nearly three-dozen other Sportsman competitors will battle for starting spots in the three 20-lap feature races.
In close Street Stock action, Mike Vigiletti leads the division with 196 points and one victory. Nipping at his heels is Bob Sleight Jr. with 190 points and also one victory. Walt Henry (178 points), Wayne Tayler and Danny Hedges (both 174 points) round out the top five.
With Rookie Sportsman “Graduation” set for Saturday, June 26, there’s a tight race for head of the class ranking. In addition to scoring the most points, four of the top-five Rookies have also won a race. Dylan Madsen stands first with 392 points and a win. Trailing are Michael Giuliano (378 points and a win), Bob Jashembowski (363 point and a win), Tyler Banks (358 points), and Issabella VanOrden (342 points and a win).
Both the Orange County Fair Speedway stands and Drive-In are fully open. General admission either for the stands or the Drive-In is $20 adult, $16 seniors, and free for children 12 and under. As a convenience for fans, guaranteed parking spaces in Rows D, E, and F of the Drive-In may be reserved for $15. Unsold spaces in these rows will be available at the gate on race day. In the Drive-In, announcements and race calls are heard over FM 107.7. Fans may purchase tickets by calling the Speedway Office at 845-342-2573. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm. Prepaid 2020 Season Tickets will be honored. Hot Laps at 6:00 pm, racing at 7:00 pm. The 31st Lap Tavern is open for adult beverages.
Fans unable to attend in person, may order live multi-camera streaming of the races on the OCFS website www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.
For competitors: Transponders and one-way radios are mandatory. Fire suppression equipment is required for all open wheel divisions (Big-Block Modified, Small-Block Modified, Sportsman, and Rookie Sportsman) and strongly recommended for Street Stocks. Street Stocks must have fire extinguisher. Pit passes are $25 for members, $35 non-members. Pit gate opens at 3:00pm.
Media member must request credentials prior to June 5. No requests will be honored on race day. Contact Doug Dulgarian at ddulgarian@OCFSRacing.com with your request.
Both competitors and fans are urged to check the OCFS website frequently www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net for all the latest news and information. Call 845-342-2573 for tickets and Drive-In reservations.